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Tag Archives: proton-pump inhibitor
Can Proton Pump Inhibitors Prevent Esophageal Cancer?
Proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy reduces risk of esophageal cancer in patients with Barrett’s esophagus (BE), according to the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In BE, the squamous epithelium of the distal esophagus is replaced by metaplastic columnar epithelium, … Continue reading
Which Therapy for Helicobacter pylori Infection?
A combination of esomeprazole and 3 antimicrobial agents is less expensive and complex, and equally or more effective, than sequential regimens for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection, according to the July issue of Gastroenterology. H pylori infection causes stomach cancer in 20% … Continue reading